David Ray Boggs
David Ray Boggs (born September 8, 1943 in Morrisville, North Carolina) is an American stock car racing driver. Now retired, he is a former competitor in the NASCAR Grand American Series, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, and the ARCA Racing Series.
|David Ray Boggs|
|Born||September 8, 1943|
Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
|Awards||1970 NASCAR Grand American Rookie of the Year|
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|32 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||26th (1972)|
|First race||1971 Myers Brothers 250 (Bowman Gray)|
|Last race||1973 Rebel 500 (Darlington)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|3 races run over 3 years|
|Best finish||92nd (1986)|
|First race||1983 Miller Time 300 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||1986 Protecta-Liner 200 (Rockingham)|
|NASCAR Grand National East Series career|
|11 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||9th (1973)|
|First race||1972 Greenville 200 (Greenville-Pickens)|
|Last race||1973 Tar Heel 200 (Fayetteville)|
Boggs made his debut in NASCAR competition in 1970, winning Rookie of the Year in the Grand American series. He moved up to the Winston Cup Series in 1971, making his debut at Bowman Gray Stadium and finishing ninth; he would compete in 32 races over three seasons, posting a best finish of sixth at Dover Downs International Speedway later that year. Boggs' Winston Cup career would be remembered most for a cut tire starting a wreck during the qualifying races for the 1972 Daytona 500 that resulted in the death of Friday Hassler. Boggs also competed in 11 races in the Grand National East Division in 1972 and 1973 with a best finish of fifth. Following his Winston Cup career, Boggs returned to North Carolina's short tracks, competing in late model stock cars.
Boggs returned to NASCAR competition in the Busch Series between 1983 and 1986, running three races with a best finish of 21st; In his final race in the series at North Carolina Motor Speedway he suffered broken legs in a crash. Boggs attempted a comeback in the series in 2002, attempting to qualify for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, but failed to make the race.
Boggs made his debut in Automobile Racing Club of America competition in 1973, running five races that were co-sanctioned with the NASCAR Grand National East Series; after competing in a few events in the series in the late 1980s, he became a regular competitor in ARCA during the 1990s. His best finish, fifth, came in a rain-shortened race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2003. Boggs retired from competition following the 2007 season.
- "Isaac receives title trophies". Wilmington Morning Star. Wilmington, NC. February 10, 1971. p. 2D. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "David Ray Boggs - NASCAR Sprint Cup Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "Friday Hassler Killed In 13-Car Crash Qualifying For Daytona 500 Contest". The Gettysburg Times. Gettysburg, PA. February 18, 1972. p. 13. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "David Ray Boggs Grand National East Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "Edwards, Boggs continue duel". Wilmington Morning Star. Wilmington, NC. May 11, 1979. p. 4C. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "David Ray Boggs NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "Earnhardt race victor". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. March 2, 1986. p. D10. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "Track Dries Nemechek Flies". Motor Racing Network. February 14, 2002. Archived from the original on 2013-10-12. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "NASCAR Report". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta, GA. October 11, 2013. p. G7. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "David Ray Boggs - ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- David Ray Boggs driver statistics at Racing-Reference